“I had one long run of 90 minutes to do and lots of shorter runs which have been hot.”

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“Any time I am slack with my recovery food, I pay for it the next day.”

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It is worth putting the hours into bike training as the running leg of triathlon will be easier if the legs and lungs are strong from biking. File photograph: Getty Images

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I couldn’t swim starting out, and needed to borrow a bike for my first race, but the reward and sense of personal achievement on crossing the line for my first race was special. Photograph: iStock

Training for triathlon gives me such a buzz. I discovered this sport of swimming, cycling and running in 2008 and haven’t looked back. I work full tim(...)

Walter Becker: the Steely Dan songwriter at the Coachella festival in 2015. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP

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Prof Tony Lewis: “It is a matter of balancing use of the marine environment for energy, fishing, aquaculture and tourism – to everybody’s satisfaction.”

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Director Roman Polanski whose bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the US has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court. Photograph: PA

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